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Mixing Peanuts With Cranberry Juice Could Block Peanut Allergies

Immunotherapy: Researchers combined peanut flour with polyphenol-rich foods to mute immune responses in allergic mice
Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Life Sciences
News Channels: Biological SCENE
Keywords: peanut allergy, polyphenols, immunotherapy, food allergy, mast cells

Peanut allergies strike fear in parents, leading airlines to stop handing out peanut snacks and principals to institute school-wide bans on the legumes. But some researchers hope the war on peanuts can end in a truce. One team has combined peanut flour with polyphenol-rich foods to create an edible product that lessens allergic reactions in mice. Such a product might one day help people with allergies develop a . . .

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